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Angry right’s secret playbook: How it uses a good story to peddle an agenda America hates

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>I’m a former right-winger and I know the playbook. Here’s why liberals have to learn to talk big — and play dirty<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>January 12, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>“If Jerry Falwell had an enema (after he died), he could have been buried in a matchbox.”– Christopher Hitchens<p>This recent midterm …

“Has America gone crazy?”

<b>Joni Ernst (AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>It’s a question that dogs me wherever I travel abroad — and one for which I increasingly have no easy answer<p>Ann Jones<p>January 13, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not …

Hillary Clinton found a brilliant way to troll the Republican candidates during their big debate

Clinton's campaign set up a press filing room for reporters covering the debates at her headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. The walls of the room were covered with posters showing past statements from several of the Republican candidates praising Clinton.<p>There were quotes from front-runner Donald …

How to Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

WWII Pilot Gives the Most Fascinating AMA You'll Ever Read

Fighting Germany was just the beginning.<p>As the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, stumbling on Carl Estersohn's Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend was like finding lost treasure. I never got a chance to ask my grandfather what the war was like, but reading this man's story somehow …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first 'space selfie' during a spacewalk in Nov. 1966. However, a few months earlier<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

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Burma Uncovered: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

Photo: David Heath<p>After five years of work, 38 flights, and 10 separate visas to Burma, photographer David Heath released his first book late last year. Burma is undeniably one of the most raw and photogenic places on earth, and Heath brought an eye to the region that can only be explained by his …

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

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These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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Fox News is self-destructing: Islamophobia, Obama’s Reagan moment and Roger Ailes’s new humiliation

<b>Jeanine Pirro (Fox News)</b><p>The network was riding high after the midterm elections. Since then, it’s been one embarrassment after another<p>Eric Boehlert<p>January 22, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>What happened to the extended victory lap?<p>Convinced that last year's …

“This guy’s clearly a complete idiot”: How Fox News became a laughingstock in Paris

Fox News’ journalistic sins may be serious – but here in Paris, the network has become the butt of a huge joke<p>Bruce Gain<p>January 22, 2015 7:15pm (UTC)<p>While much attention has been paid stateside to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s public threat to sue Fox News this week, less focus has been given to the …

Take a look back at the celebrities who've graced the red carpet during Hollywood's heyday

Actress Grace Kelly chatting w. her escort Paramount producer Don...photo-7392951.101204 - |ucfirst<p>American singer Eddie Fisher standing with British-born actor...photo-7392930.101204 - |ucfirst<p>American variety show host Ed Sullivan stands with his arms around...photo-7392929.101204 - …

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Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Amazing Pictures From The Coldest Inhabited Town On Earth

And there's perhaps nowhere where that's more evident than in the tiny village of Oymyakon, Russia, regarded by most as the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth.<p>Temperatures there average around -58° F during the winter months, with the record low reaching -96.16° F in 1924.<p>Adventurer and …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

A History of Paris in 150 Photographs

<i>Paris Magnum</i>, a new exhibition at l’Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris, presents a visual scope of the French capital as depicted by notable …

How Obama Bungled Obamacare's Success Stories

By now, there are thousands of people who can make Barack Obama and the Democrats’ case for the Affordable Care Act. Across the nation, there must be …

Photos From the Vietnam War: Lost and Found

Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in 1967, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry, as a rifleman. While serving as a point-man for a rifle company, Charlie was commissioned to be the new battalion photographer, and ended up …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Watch: This Is What Happens When You Give a Squirrel a GoPro

National Geographic talks to the Canadian lawyer who shot the now viral video.<p>Always remember, if you give a squirrel a GoPro ... you're going to get some squirrelly images.<p>November 9 was a normal Sunday in Westmount Park in the Canadian city of Montreal, complete with the ambient sounds of traffic …

Portraits of the Bunny Hop Video Stars

<i>Set Design: Daniel Graff at Mary Howard Studio</i>

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Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

The Colosseum Is Everything It's Cracked Up To Be

For some reason, people like to sleep in while they're on vacation. And sure, I do that sometimes, too. But not while in Italy. When I was in Rome earlier this year, I made sure to wake up early enough to find The Colosseum at sunrise. And I'm glad I gave myself time.<p>I woke up and walked out of the …

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This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

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35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.<p><b>[1]</b> Alberto Casillas, instantly became a national celebrity in Spain when he protected a group of youths who were protesting against …